May 24, 2018

Senior Project Officer: Land Acquisition

  • Department of Rural Development and Land Reform
  • Richards Bay, South Africa
Full time Government

Job Description

Directorate: Strategic Land Acquisition
SALARY : R281 418 per annum (Level 08)
CENTRE : KwaZulu-Natal (Richardsbay)

An appropriate three years Bachelor’s Degree/National Diploma in Economics or Natural Sciences or relevant qualification. 2-3 years relevant working experience. Job related knowledge: Understanding and interpretation of budget management; Project management; Departmental land reform programmes, legislation and procedures; Understanding of the value-added development of communities.

Job related skills: Project, financial, people and performance management; Conflict resolution; Facilitation; Capacity building; Good negotiation skills .Good in map reading skills, analysis and interpretation. A valid driver’s licence (code 08). Willing to travel and work irregular hours.

Screen potential projects within area of responsibility to facilitate planning and budgeting. Acknowledge receipt of project file(s) from regional manager/Deputy Director: Land Acquisition. Make arrangement with the farmer/land owner for farm assessment. Conduct farm assessment in conjunction with Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), (PDARD) and municipalities (stakeholders). Prepare presentation for the District Screening Committee for approval of planning funds. Conduct farm visits to locate the property and to confirm land claim status. Implement land acquisition project procedures within relevant policy and programme guidelines (RADP and PLAS). Facilitate the appointment of service providers to conduct relevant studies. Engage in the Land Price Negotiation Process. Prepare submission for approval by relevant committees. Liaise with relevant role players/stakeholders with regards to land acquisition projects support requirements. Liaise with land acquisition and warehousing at National Office to assess the valuation reports and give a mandate for land price negotiations. Investigate and respond to the presidential enquiries, ministerial tasks and quiries. Liaise with the office of the public protector to investigate and respond the query within 7-14 days. Liaise with the banks (Land Bank) to investigate and determine the settlement amount for rescue purposes. Obtain mineral rights information on identified property from the Department of Minerals. Consult with Eskom on electricity related matters.

Applications can also be submitted by post Private Bag X9132, Pietermaritzburg,
3200 or hand it delivered to: 270 Jabu Ndlovu Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3200

Coloured and White males and Coloured, Indian and White females and Persons
with disabilities are encouraged to apply

DRDLR is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity in DRDLR through the filling of posts. We reserve the right not to fill a position.

DRDLR has launched an e-Recruitment System where applicants apply for a post on line. Applications must be submitted by clicking on the link to apply for the post above

Kindly note that technical support is available from Graylink, Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 17.00, should you experience any difficulties with your online application.

Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.

It would be appreciated if you can only upload those course certificates applicable to the post that you apply for.

All applicants must be SA Citizens/Permanent Residents or Non-SA Citizens with a valid work permit.

Applicants will be expected to be available for selection interviews and competency assessments at a time, date and place as determined by DRDLR.

The Department reserves the right to conduct pre-employment security screening and appointment is subject to positive security clearance outcome.

Applicants must declare any/pending criminal, disciplinary or any other allegations or investigations against them.

Should this be uncovered post the interview the application will not be considered for the post and in the unlikely event that the person has been appointed such appointment will be terminated.


R281 418 per annum

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